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Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?

Fry’s Electronics, a retail fixture in Southern California selling everything from laptop computers to Segways, is shedding stores again. The San Jose-based company insists the downsizing is not a death knell for Fry’s as some have speculated. Spokesman Manuel Valerio said Wednesday the electronics chain is changing its business model and downsizing its footprint where needed. “You may be aware from earlier reports that Fry’s is in the process of transitioning to a vendor/consignment model,” Val...
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Presidential hopefuls pledge trillions of dollars, millions of homes to boost affordability

The long-running gap between California and nation home “affordability.” (Source: California Association of Realtors) Housing has long been an afterthought on the national political stage, but as skyrocketing housing costs and staggering homelessness have struck cities in California and across the country, the Democratic presidential contenders are finding the issue harder to ignore. Many of the 2020 White House hopefuls have rolled out sweeping and expensive plans to deal with the problem, w...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Housing, La, White House, New York City, California News, Sport, Joe Biden, Palo Alto, Homelessness, Soccer, Levy, Warren


TripActions secures $500M credit facility for its new corporate travel product

TripActions, a Palo Alto-based, corporate travel-focused unicorn, has secured a new, half-billion-dollar credit facility to help support the launch of its second product line. Called TripActions Liquid, the service helps companies that do not offer corporate cards to workers a way to avoid forcing those employees to use their personal cards to float costs for corporate travel. Liquid plugs into the broader TripActions corporate travel service, which TechCrunch has written about here. You can ...
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SXSW Pitch Finalist: Praxis Labs

The Praxis Labs team, which uses research-backed VR learning experiences to improve outcomes of diversity and inclusion training. Left to right: Heather Shen, CTO; Melina Lopez, CPO; and Elise Smith, CEO The Forrest Four-Cast: February 25, 2020 As the saying goes: Before you judge a person, walk a mile in their shoes. One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Praxis Labs adds virtual reality to that concept and helps organizations increase inclusion and belonging in their workplaces.Praxis adv...
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Trending interior designs in 3 different markets

All great designs start somewhere. Tastes that seem universal across global luxury markets are inevitably inspired by unique, trendy micro markets. So what types of interior decoration should you be paying attention to as you advise your clients and prepare your next listing?
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BharatPe raises $75M to help Indian merchants accept digital payments and secure working capital

BharatPe, a New Delhi-based startup that is enabling hundreds of thousands of merchants to accept digital payments for the first time and also providing them with access to working capital, has raised $75 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its business in the nation. The Series C round for the one-and-a-half-year-old startup was led by New York-headquartered hedge fund Coatue Management and existing investor Palo Alto-based fintech investor Ribbit Capital . VC firm Amplo,...
Tags: Apps, Asia, New York, India, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, World Bank, Payments, New Delhi, UPI, Online Lending, Freecharge, Ribbit Capital, Coatue Management, Insight Partners


Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man it says has been stalking Tim Cook

Apple alleged the man has been harassing Tim Cook, and has shown up at his house in Palo Alto twice, once with champagne and flowers.
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Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man it says has been stalking Tim Cook (AAPL)

Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man it says is harassing CEO Tim Cook.  The filings state that Rakesh Sharma has been harassing Cook, and has shown up at his house in Palo Alto twice.  Sharma has now been ordered by a judge to stay away from Cook, his home, and the company's Apple Park headquarters. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has filed a temporary restraining order against a man it says is harassing CEO Tim Cook and other members o...
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Over 1,000 Alleged Oracle Employees Have Signed a Petition Demanding Founder Larry Ellison Cancel a Trump Fundraiser

Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison‘s decision to throw a fundraiser for President Donald Trump has apparently angered some of his employees. So much so that they have allegedly set up a Change.org petition demanding he cancel the Feb. 19 event and have asked other Oracle employees to sign. The , first reported by Vox, launched on Friday and so far has over 1,000 signatures from alleged employees. (The computer technology company employs around 136,000 people worldwide). It asks company l...
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The boom in online payments has companies like Airbnb, OkCupid, and Nordstrom looking for new ways to fight fraud. Here are 10 startups — and the VCs backing them — helping tackle everything from catfishing to money laundering.

As the way we pay becomes increasingly digital, fraudsters are targeting sites like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid. A new wave of startups has entered the scene, providing fraud prevention software to e-commerce retailers, online dating sites, lenders, and other marketplaces. Here's a look at 10 startups that provide fraud prevention for both new and incumbent players, including how much VC cash they've raised and who some of their clients are. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Fraud isn't a...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Portugal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Citi, Feedzai


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


The professional cyclist co-leading a team in the heart of Silicon Valley

This week, Kat Carroll of the reSolve Group in Palo Alto balances the needs of her tech-savvy clientele with the obligations of running her 1-year-old real estate business.
Tags: Lifestyle, Palo Alto, Radio, Teams, Agent, Silicon Valley, Compass, Select, Adam Touni, Inman Diary, Kat Carroll, the reSolve Group, Wendy Kandasamy


These 10 fraud-prevention startups are helping companies like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid fight everything from money laundering to catfishing — and nabbing a wave of VC cash in the process

As the way we pay becomes increasingly digital, fraudsters are targeting sites like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid. A new wave of startups has entered the scene, providing fraud prevention software to e-commerce retailers, online dating sites, lenders, and other marketplaces. Here's a look at 10 startups that provide fraud prevention for both new and incumbent players, including how much VC cash they've raised and who some of their clients are. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Fraud isn't a...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Portugal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Citi, Feedzai


New Occidental College president is Stanford administration veteran

EAGLE ROCK — Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University for the past decade, will become the 16th president of Occidental College on July 1, the school’s board of trustees announced Tuesday. The Occidental board unanimously selected Elam at the conclusion of a year-long national search to succeed Jonathan Veitch, who announced in January 2019 that he will step down on June 30 after an 11-year tenure. “Harry has the proven leadership skills, profound unders...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company will build support for a more remote workforce as concentrating employees in San Francisco 'is not serving us any longer' (TWTR)

The CEO and co-founder of Twitter said in an earnings call last week that the company will focus on supporting a distributed workforce since "our concentration in San Francisco is not serving us any longer." San Francisco will remain the company's HQ and retain the majority of employees for the time being, but Twitter will seek to hire outside the Bay Area as a rise in remote work grows in popularity. Twitter chose the city's Mid-Market area for its HQ in 2012 after city officials proposed a t...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the company will build support for a more remote workforce as San Francisco 'is not serving us any longer' (TWTR)

The CEO and co-founder of Twitter said in an earnings call last week that the company will focus on supporting a distributed workforce since "our concentration in San Francisco is not serving us any longer." San Francisco will remain the company's HQ and retain the majority of employees for the time being, but Twitter will seek to hire outside the Bay Area as a rise in remote work grows in popularity. Twitter chose the city's Mid-Market area for its HQ in 2012 after city officials proposed a t...
Tags: Twitter, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Square, Silicon Valley, Soma, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Bay Area, Bay, San Francisco Chronicle, Alex Kantrowitz, Mid Market, TWTR


Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook, saying “it’s lame”

Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism from numerous corners, including for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches and its apparent coziness with the Trump administration. One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, is comic, writer and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful speech to the Anti-Defamation League in November, characterizing Facebook as the “greatest propaganda machine in history,” qui...
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The lives of Asana founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, from the early days of Facebook to building a billion-dollar startup (FB)

Asana announced on Monday that it filed its S-1, the first step toward becoming a publicly traded company. The team productivity software company was started by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, who both left Facebook in 2008. The cofounders worked with Silicon Valley elite at Facebook before starting Asana, which became a unicorn in 2018. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Asana, the productivity unicorn valued at $1.5 billion, filed an S-1 with the SEC indicating plan...
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NASA sets 2022 launch for air quality sensor that will provide hourly updates across North American

NASA is sending a payload that could help improve air quality forecasting to orbit aboard a Maxar 1300-class satellite whose primary mission is to provide commercial satellite communications for Intelsat customers, the agency announced today. NASA’s new air quality measurement tool is called ‘TEMPO,’ which stands for Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution, and it’ll provide hourly measurements of the levels of gases in the atmosphere over North America, including ozone, nitrogen dioxide...
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NASA sets 2022 launch for air quality sensor that will provide hourly updates across North America

NASA is sending to orbit aboard a Maxar 1300-class satellite (whose primary mission is to provide commercial satellite communications for Intelsat customers) a payload that could help improve air quality forecasting, the agency announced today. NASA’s new air quality measurement tool is called “TEMPO,” which stands for Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution, and it’ll provide hourly measurements of the levels of gases in the atmosphere over North America, including ozone, nitrogen di...
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Bernie Sanders Gets Endorsement From Postal Workers Union

(Bloomberg) -- A national postal workers union is endorsing Bernie Sanders, awarding the Democratic presidential candidate one of the 2020 race’s biggest labor endorsements to date.“We’re pleased that a number of presidential candidates have taken positions and actions supportive of postal workers and expanding union rights,” American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein said in an emailed statement Thursday. “But when we judge candidates by their long-term and consistent actions Bern...
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Details emerge of ‘sophisticated’ new Grindr scam called “DiCaprio”

A new scam utilizing has managed to trick major media outlets including PBS, Fox and CBS into buying fake ads. Dubbed the “DiCaprio” scam–no relation to Leo–the fraud works like this: Hucksters bought a regular ad on Grindr, then modified the code to look like an empty channel slot on a Roku device. They then sold the fake slot to potential advertisers, who thought they were bidding on Roku ad space. Instead, the con artists just pocketed the funds. It’s been called “DiCaprio” because the nam...
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10 tiny houses in Silicon Valley that you can rent on Airbnb (AIRBNB)

Airbnb has all kinds of listings, from mansions to tiny houses. Tiny houses on Airbnb range in price from under $100 a night to hundreds of dollars, even for tiny spaces. We made a list of 10 tiny houses in and around Silicon Valley that are worth checking out. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Many people travel through Silicon Valley, either for work or personal reasons. There are hotels and motels to stay in, of course,  but there are also more unusual and adventurous opt...
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A day in the life of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who works up to 60 hours a week and has a squad of 12 employees to help him with social media

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg eliminates nonessential choices from his life and sets ambitious personal goals to help him balance his work and home life. Zuckerberg spends 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, and his work ethic has made him especially popular with employees. The billionaire's daily schedule includes exercise, family time, and lots of travel. The first thing Zuckerberg does when he wakes up each morning at 8 a.m. is check Facebook, he once said according to The Telegra...
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Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Represents Herself at Trial After Lawyers Say She Stiffed Them (slashdot)

McGruber quotes the Mercury News: In her regular attendance at the San Jose federal courthouse for hearings in her high-stakes criminal fraud case, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been flanked by expensive lawyers. But in an Arizona civil case, she took part in a hearing this week representing herself, and by phone, according to a report Friday. Holmes has seven lawyers preparing for the August trial start in her criminal case in U.S. District Court, and fighting federal prosecutors over...
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A massive $27 million Silicon Valley mansion is back on the market less than a year after selling — take a look

A seven-bedroom mansion in Atherton, California, is listed on the market for $27 million. The listing at 61 Faxon Road was listed in June 2018 for $32.5 million. It sold in April 2019 for $24 million, and now less than a year later, it's back on the market for $27 million. The mansion is the third most expensive listed publicly on the market in Atherton, a Silicon Valley town that many of the region's high-profile tech players call home — Forbes dubbed Atherton the wealthiest town in America i...
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Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Represents Herself at Trial After Lawyers Say She Stiffed Them

McGruber quotes the Mercury News: In her regular attendance at the San Jose federal courthouse for hearings in her high-stakes criminal fraud case, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been flanked by expensive lawyers. But in an Arizona civil case, she took part in a hearing this week representing herself, and by phone, according to a report Friday. Holmes has seven lawyers preparing for the August trial start in her criminal case in U.S. District Court, and fighting federal prosecutors over...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Walgreens, Palo Alto, Arizona, San Jose, Elizabeth Holmes, U S District Court, Holmes, Theranos Elizabeth Holmes


VMware exec says the tech backlash facing companies like Google and Facebook is actually an opportunity for industry leaders

Sanjay Poonen, VMware's chief operating officer, said he sees an opportunity for enterprise companies like his to set a better example amid the backlash against tech. His company is focused on reaching sustainability goals for 2020. "From the get-go, VMware has been focused on building a sustainable data center by reducing a massive amount of carbon," Poonen said. "The whole proposition of virtualization is you can replace a ton of hardware with software." Click here for more BI Prime stories....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Davos, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Vmware, Google Facebook, Big Tech, Sanjay Poonen, Poonen, Business Insider at the World Economic Forum


Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler's foot to ignoring people in distress

Security robots are being gradually adopted by some police departments and private companies, but there have been some recent hiccups. The robots are autonomous and are designed to patrol property and respond to perceived threats. Some robots, however, have been thwarted by obstacles like mall fountains, narrow sidewalks, and errant toddlers. Knightscope, one of the most popular companies making security robots, has maintained that the mishaps are outliers. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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